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Jakarta Post

Coworking space: A melting pot for digital nomads

  • Winda A. Charmila

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, July 6 2017   /  12:30 am
Temporary nest: People work at the Jakarta Smart City Hive (JSCHive) in Setiabudi, South Jakarta, on Tuesday. The space was built by the city administration and EV Hive coworking space to support digital startup companies.(JP/Seto Wardhana)(JSCHive) in Setiabudi, South Jakarta, on Tuesday. The space was built by the city administration and EV Hive coworking space to support digital startup companies.(JP/Seto Wardhana)

Temporary nest: People work at the Jakarta Smart City Hive (JSCHive) in Setiabudi, South Jakarta, on Tuesday. The space was built by the city administration and EV Hive coworking space to support digital startup companies.(JP/Seto Wardhana)Whatever the problem, everything is pretty much resolved after lunchtime.

This is the norm for people working at digital startups that have settled down at blossoming coworking spaces in the city.

To expand their networks in a coworking space, sometimes all startup workers needed to do was go to the pantry for some small talk with employees of another startup.

Johan Oen, a product consultant at digital printing startup Prinzio that used to occupy a space at the AXA Tower in South Jakarta, said the interaction would begin at around 3 p.m. when many eyes began to tire and people would go to the pantry for a shot of caffeine.